Forced Bulbs Replanting - Knowledgebase Question

Cedar Rapids, IA
Question by lneuhaus
March 25, 2001
can hyacinth bulbs which have been forced in poys be successfully planted outside after they bloom indoors


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Answer from NGA
March 25, 2001

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Yes, it is worth a try to plant them outdoors. Keep the foliage growing in bright light until the soil is workable and the temperatures have moderated a bit. Acclimate the plant gradually over about a week to the outdoor temperatures and sunlight, then plant it. It may take a year to settle in and bloom, but often they do well enough in the garden.

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